We have stayed in this hotel many times when we have visited Duluth, but this was the first time since they put the addition on with the balconies and we chose on of those rooms as we were traveling with two small children. You can't beat the location as it is the closest hotel to the lift bridge, bike rentals, trolley stop and Grandma's Restaurant. The room was clean and quiet. The balcony was perfect for watching the boats on the lake and people watching throughout the day. The breakfast is typical fare with eggs, waffles, patries, cereal and beverages. They do have a nice pool area, although we did not make use of it. I still think it is one of the best values for staying in the area and if you are looking for a hotel that is consistant in cleanliness, that is quiet and offers a wonderful location, this is the one to choose.